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1. Illegal interview questions. All applicants should be treated equally within the interview process. Women often report that they are subjected to interview questions that aim to find out if they have children or plan to have children.
2. Unfair discipline. In the heat of the moment, rash discipline can mean a future lawsuit. Employees recognize when they’ve been disciplined differently than similarly situated coworkers.
3. Illegal termination. In an at-will employment state, illegal termination might seem impossible since the employment relationship can be broken by employer or employee at any time, but wrongful termination can still occur.
4. Illegal Decisions about Medical Requests. The rules surrounding medical leave can seem like a black hole for managers and employers because it’s so easy to misstep and gain legal attention.
5. Unlawful Exemption Decisions. The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) outlines the rules of which employees receive overtime pay and which employees do not.
6. Docking Pay. Employers have little legal room for reducing how much employees are paid. Discipline shouldn’t usually mean docked pay. Meanwhile, employers and employees cannot negotiate different overtime pay than what the law stipulates.
7. Personal Injury. On-the-job injury is a risk that employers must face, but workers’ compensation insurance usually is enough to cover employee injury.
8. Employment Discrimination. Discrimination is a buzzword in society. In the last few years, employment law has better defined what actions and protected classes are secured from discrimination.
9. Workplace Harassment. An occasional comment or random offensive joke rarely constitutes harassment, but when offensive remarks and rude jokes happen without break, this is workplace harassment.
10. Sexual Harassment. Unwelcome sexual advances have no place at work. When an employee deals with sexual harassment from a boss, manager, or supervisor, they also face the very real chance of losing their job or suffering negative employment action when refusing the advances.

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If you work as an at-will employee, you may quit your job at any time and for any reason. As noted by Inc.com, you could walk off the job and even make rude comments as you leave. You have a right to

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October 21-24, 2021 Primerus Contact Chris Dawe [email protected] 800.968.2211 616.454.9939

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The court stated: While an employee, out of caution or uncertainty, may file a common law action against an employer, though he has already filed a workers’ compensation claim, he cannot recover in both actions because the decision of the Act ‘was to serve as a substitute for an employee’s common law right of action and not as a supplement to it.

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This guide outlines where this can occur and what the law says about it. Liability for the mistakes of employees . In the workplace, employers are normally liable for the actions and mistakes of their employees. Employers subsequently need to ensure that they train their employees properly and provide guidance. This is known as vicarious liability. For example, if …

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Below is a brief summary of the seven most significant employment legal cases. 1. U.S. Supreme Court Issues Landmark Civil Rights Decision. Bostock v. Clayton County, 590 U.S. (2020) The Supreme Court has issued a landmark decision in Bostock v. Clayton County, holding that Title VII prohibits discrimination against employees based upon sexual

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The law does not require employers to treat their employees like "family," or to be nice, or even to be particularly fair. In fact, employers can usually be downright jerks as long as they are equally jerky to everybody. They can be arbitrary and play favorites as long as they're not making distinctions based on "protected" categories, like race or sex. There is no legal right to …

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But what is not common knowledge is how much U.S. retail employment law is defined by Walmart's ethics and how successfully it defends its ethics in courtrooms around the world. Walmart's Legal Response to Employee Class Action Suits . In 2009, Walmart (WMT) found itself defending against a massive employee class-action suit in California when a …

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A number of lawsuits have been filed on behalf of employees who worked off the clock – and didn't get paid for it. Generally, under wage and hour law, all time spent working must be paid, even if that work is being performed before an employee's shift starts or after it ends.

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July: Four employees who sued Google in 2017, alleging women at the company are paid about $16,794 less than men in similar positions, asked the court to grant their lawsuit class action status

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Blue Apron employees have filed a class-action lawsuit against the company, alleging that they weren’t paid overtime, or for meal breaks, among other labor law violations. They are seeking back pay for missed wages and a trial by jury. The suit, filed in October by former Blue Apron employee Rashida Fairley on behalf of all hourly employees, was moved …

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David Zatuchni graduated from Northwestern University School of Law in 1995. Since that time, he has exclusively practiced in the field of employment law. For many years, Mr. Zatuchni defended large corporations in all types of employment discrimination lawsuits and labor law matters. Read More

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Past Uber Class Action Lawsuits. Starting in 2013, a class action lawsuit against Uber challenged the company’s claim that tip was included in the overall fee charged to customers (so customers didn’t need to tip), and argued that Uber drivers were misclassified as independent contractors under California law. According to the lawsuit complaint, Uber drivers are actually …

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Have you received notice that you are facing litigation for claims of employment law violations? The Business & People Strategy Consulting Group has provided California employers guidance, investigations, and employer representation for over 15 years. Our team of highly skilled labor and employment law, compliance and human resources professionals have extensive experience …

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What's more, state laws can vary. However, generally, here are 13 things your boss can't legally do: Ask prohibited questions on job applications. Require …

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Unions are good for workers. But the data show that U.S. employers are willing to use a wide range of legal and illegal tactics to frustrate the rights of workers to form unions and collectively bargain. Employers are charged with violating federal law in 41.5% of all union election campaigns. And one out of five union election campaigns involves a charge that a worker was …

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Lawsuits Against Walmart EEOC v Walmart: The first lawsuit filed against Walmart was in 2001 and since then litigations against the company are continuously on the roll. In 2001, the lead plaintiff ‘Equal employment opportunity commission’(EEOC), filed a lawsuit on the grounds of gender discrimination. The lawsuit was established in

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Frequently Asked Questions

How much does an employment discrimination lawsuit cost?

More commonly than pure contingency, an attorney may handle your employment discrimination lawsuit on a partial contingency basis, requiring you to pay specific fees and expenses whether you win or lose the case. These costs generally run at least $10,000, and can be considerably more.

How much does it cost to hire an employment discrimination attorney?

Because employment discrimination cases can be hard to prove, some attorneys handle them on an hourly basis, charging $100-$600 or more an hour, plus court costs and other expenses. Legal fees charged at an hourly basis quickly mount up; the total cost will depend on the complexity of the case and the amount of legal work needed.

Is walmart defending against a massive employee class action lawsuit?

In 2009, Walmart (WMT) found itself defending against a massive employee class-action suit in California when a judge certified that Walmart broke the law by refusing to provide suitable seating for its cashiers who requested it.

What is the maximum payout for a federal employment discrimination lawsuit?

In saying this, however, it should be noted that there are certain statutory limits for employment discrimination lawsuits filed at the federal level, which vary based upon the size of the employer involved. At the federal level, the court can award up to: $300,000 if the employer has more than 500 employees.

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